“Excellent beginner/intermediate trails right in the Capitol of Kentucky.
— Troy Hearn
Capitol View Park is a 150-acre park in Frankfort with softball fields, soccer fields, picnic areas and a basketball court. Surrounding these areas are a great network of trails for the beginner and experienced rider. The trails consist of mostly tight twisty singletrack, a few creek crossings, a fireroad, one downhill section, two whoop-de-do sinkholes, and some jumps.
Need to Know
The peak use of these trails is from May-October. During these peak months it is very busy with walkers, runners and riders; please always be alert, cautious, and respectful. The park host several events throughout the year:
- Find the Fridge cross country trail run in March
- The Bluegrass State Games Mountain Bike Race in July
- The 12 hours of Capitol View Mountain Bike Race in late August
- Take your Kid Mountain Biking event co-sponsored by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) in early October.
The mountain bike trail system at Capitol View Park is 11 miles in length and extends beyond the actual park boundaries and onto state-owned property next to the Library and Archives and also across Glenns Creek Rd. The main trails are marked with one of two trail markers (orange triangles or triangles with the Capitol symbol).
This trail is maintained and managed through a partnership with the Frankfort Parks Department and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association. The park enjoys year-round riding and has trails that offer something for all levels of riders.